Kuppet writes to TSC for clarification of the uninvited applicants in on-going mass recruitment of teachers.
By Faraday Lise
The Kenya union post primary KUPPET has officially written to TSC seeking clarification on the whereabouts of thousands of the teachers who were shortlisted but we’re not invited for the interviews which are ongoing.
The secretary general of the union Mr Akello Misori said that he was prompted by thousands of disgruntled teachers questioning their fate after missing in the top five list which includes same individuals in specific subject combinations.
Mr Misori lamented that by doing so the commission is opening loopholes for the principals to have a leeway of employing teachers who may not have merited after the top five invitees list is exhausted.
Kuppet argued in the letter addressed to TSC CEO Dr.Nancy macharia that there is a likelihood of corrupt heads of institution taking the advantage of the few repetitive list of the five invitees who will be absorbed in five schools leaving the other schools without any applicant to interview.
Kuppet wants TSC to halt the recruitment exercise until the merit list is updated to atleast top 10 applicants to close the loopholes of corruption or for TSC to instruct the concerned recruitment directors and sub-county directors to increases the invitee merit list to 10 merited applicants for fair and free recruitment exercise.
Mr. Misori in the letter addressed to the CEO and pinned as urgent,wants the commission to act with speed before interviews begins as from 21st July according to the timelines for the recruitment process.More than 350000 applicants submitted their applications to fill the only 14000 slots the commission advertised for.
Given this background the teachers unions argues that their observation concerning the exercise needs to be relooked at to ensure nobody gets the job through the back door as it has been in the past .Mr Misori however,on behalf of the teachers lauded the commission by the way it generates merit lists saying the good work done should not be left to some few corrupt individuals.